Thursday, May 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Occupational cancer due to firefighting is a silent killer.
Firefighters face a 9% increase in cancer diagnoses and a 14% increase in cancer-related deaths.
Unlike many tragic events that take firefighters’ lives, many firefighters are dying due to firefighting-related cancers.
Unfortunately, many of these deaths often go unnoticed. Learn how to take steps to help prevent these deaths from occurring.
The New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control has announced a major initiative to help protect its staff, New York State’s firefighters, and their families from the
occupational threat of cancer.
The initiative is a combination of awareness and education about the cancer threat with actions and policies that help to reduce the threat.